Gympie enduro star Jemma Wilson is the ninth finalist for the Sports Star Award.
Gympie enduro star Jemma Wilson is the ninth finalist for the Sports Star Award. Craig Warhurst

Jemma rides in sport star race

ENDURO champion Jemma Wilson is on her Yamaha and riding high after being named the latest finalist of the Gympie Sportsman Association Sport's Star of the Year Award.

Wilson takes home the March award after a top performance in 2011 and 2012 in her enduro career.

Currently Wilson is overseas riding with the Greece-based INA TV Racing team in her first Enduro World Championship.

She races the first round in Spain this weekend followed by the second round in Portugal the weekend after.

She will then return to Australia for the next round of the Australian championship.

The law graduate will then head back to Italy in June for the third round of the worlds.

Round 4 of the world championships will be held in France during October and Wilson said she hoped to be selected in the Australian Women's Cup team to compete in the International Six Day Enduro in Germany.

If selected, she will extend her stay to take in the world title round.

She is hoping to show she can handle the world circuit and crack a fulltime spot on a professional team for 2013.

Her goal is to move to Europe.

Wilson will line up against 12 other sports stars for a share of more than $3000 in prizes and trophies in July.

She joins tenpin bowler Stephen O'May, hockey player Patrick Barnes, futsal player Ella Flack, javelin thrower Liam O'Brien, enduro rider Peter-Daniel Allan and barrel racer Tamika Anderson, cricketer Stephanie Mills in the finals line-up.

She races the first round in Spain this weekend followed by the second round in Portugal the weekend after.

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